VeriSign Purchases Assets of

Oct 11, 2005

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VeriSign, Inc., a provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, has announced that it has purchased and its ping service from Scripting News, Inc. is a ping server created and developed by pioneering blogger Dave Winer, also one of the pioneers of Really Simple Syndication (RSS). currently handles nearly two million pings each day and supports thousands of daily RSS feeds from bloggers as well as professional publishers. VeriSign will continue to operate as an openly available service. VeriSign purchased from Scripting News, Inc. for $2.3 million in cash.